Archive for September, 2010

October 9 – Brent Green Returns for Screening/Performance!

Screening and Performance

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then
By Brent Green

With special guests: Brendan Canty from Fugazi; Donna K.; and John Swartz from Guy Maddin’s orchestra

Saturday, October 9, 7pm
Neeb Hall, ASU, Tempe

Presented by Arizona State University Art Museum

The film Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then premiered at the IFC Center, New York, earlier this year and was a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times. Best known for his animated films and performances, Gravity is Green’s first feature-length film with live actors. He will perform the soundtrack for the film live with guest musicians Brendan Canty from Fugazi, John Swartz from Guy Maddin’s orchestra, and Donna K., who plays Mary in the film.

The screening is presented in conjunction with the U.S. premiere of a new and monumental installation by Green at the ASU Art Museum, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then

For more information on Brent Green’s work visit

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, screening and performance, is generously supported by the Evelyn Smith Community Fund, the Endowment Enrichment Fund at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Twin Palms Hotel, Associated Students of Arizona State University, Graduate and Professional Students Organization and Undergraduate Student Government. The installation at the ASU Art Museum is made possible by Evelyn Smith Family Exhibition Endowment, Dr. Eric Jungermann, the FUNd at the ASU Art Museum, ASU Art Museum Advisory Board and Twin Palms Hotel. Curated by Heather Sealy Lineberry, Senior Curator and Associate Director, ASU Art Museum.

Below you will find images of the installation and opening reception…

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September 27, 2010 at 11:12 pm



Park in one of the four Downtown Tempe Communities, Inc. (DTC) parking
where the project of artist Cyndi Coon takes place, or take
the Light Rail to Mill Avenue
, then stroll downtown Tempe and experience
the artist projects at participating businesses – all on your way to and from
the ASU Art Museum.

ASU Art Museum and Scottsdale Public Art have collaborated with local businesses, artists, and property owners to create engaging art installations and performances that activate the commercial centers of both cites. These dynamic projects investigate connections between community organizations, local businesses, and audiences, offering new perspectives on the current state of our economy.

More details on Open for Business can be found online at the following address:

A full size printed version of this map is available at the ASU Art Museum. Please use this free map as a guide and allow these artworks to inspire conversation, pique curiosity, and expand your vision for our collective futures.

Please click on a map image below to increase its size and print from home:

September 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm 21 comments

Join Us October 8, 7-9pm for the Big Opening Party!

October 8, 2010 – January 29, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, October 8, 7-9pm

Free public lectures, tours, and conversations throughout the run of the exhibition.
Lecture: Copyright Law for Arts/Business (VLAA): Tu, Oct. 19, 6pm @ ASUAM
Lecture: Trademark Law for Arts/Business (VLAA): Thur, Nov. 4, 6pm @ Monti’s
Panel Conversation: Open for Business: Tu, Nov. 9, 6pm @ ASUAM

Arizona State University Art Museum & Downtown Tempe Businesses
Curator: John D. Spiak

Open for Business calls attention to the importance of local artists, businesses and organizations. Simultaneously taking place in downtown Tempe businesses and an interrelated exhibition at the ASU Art Museum, this project features the work of sixteen Valley artists who address the purpose of each business, providing opportunities for audience members to interact with the physical space of each location and to discover, or rediscover, new aspects of their own community.

Individuals will be guided by maps available at the ASU Art Museum to art installations at downtown Tempe business including La Bocca, Rula Bula, Caffé Boa, The Shoe Mill, Brand X Custom T-Shirts, Monti’s La Casa Vieja, Mood Swings Salon, Fascinations, Cartel Coffee Lab, Buffalo Exchange, The Bicycle Cellar, The Headquarters, and Downtown Tempe Community, Inc. (Public Parking Structures)

The list of Valley artists participating in the exhibition include both internationally established and rising stars of our community, including Peter Bugg in collaboration with Ryan Peter Miller, Cyndi Coon, Wendy Furman, Jon Haddock, Saskia Jorda, Tania Katan, Mary Lucking, Matthew Mosher, Adam Murray, Marco Rosichelli, Erin V. Sotak, David Tinapple, Chris Todd, Jen Urso, Nic Wiesinger, and Whitney Zamá

To insure the success and outreach of the project, the ASU Art Museum has partnered with Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Tempe Community (DTC), Local First Arizona, Valley Forward Association, Creative Connect, Comerica Bank (Tempe, Mill), *Scottsdale Public Art, and Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists (VLAA).

This project is generously supported by a grant from the Tempe Municipal Arts Commission, ASU Art Museum Advisory Board, and the Wilhelmine Prinzen Endowed Fund for Emerging Artists. In-kind support provided by Phoenix NewTimes, Ben Franklin Press, Inc., Melissa McGurgan Design, and Mannington Commercial.

Arizona State University Art Museum is a community incubator re-thinking the museum through sustainability, diversity of knowledge and shared human experience – recognizing we are more similar than different.

*Scottsdale Public Art, through the efforts of their project manager Kirstin A. Van Cleef, is organizing the store front project IN FLUX in Downtown Scottsdale which will occur during the same time period. Through the collaboration, both institutions will combine efforts to create cross-over audience and awareness. A map showing both Downtown’s will be available at locations in Tempe, Scottsdale and the ASU Art Museum.

For more information on Open for Business, please contact John Spiak, Curator, ASU Art Museum: 480-965-2787

Open for Business Artist Spotlights:
Marco Rosicelli – Buffalo Exchange
Saskia Jorda – The Shoe Mill
Peter Bugg with Ryan Peter Miller – ASU Art Museum Store
Mary Lucking – Rúla Búla
David Tinapple – Cartel Coffee Lab
Cyndi Coon –  Downtown Tempe Community, Inc. (DTC)
Jon Haddock – The Headquarters
Tania Katan – The Library Bar & Grill*
Adam Murray – Caffe Boa
Wendy Furman – BrandX Custom T-Shirts
Matthew Mosher – Fascinations
Erin V. Sotak – La Bocca
Chris Todd – Sucker Punch Sally’s*
Jen Urso – The Bicycle Cellar
Nic Wiesinger – Monti’s La Casa Vieja
Related Links: 
Open for Business Printable Map 
Open for Business

September 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm 18 comments

We’ve Talked Brent Green into Performing Live Friday!

Artist/Filmmaker/Musician Brent Green has agreed to do a live performance this Friday as we celebrate the completion and premiere of his installation “Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” at an End-of-Residency PARTY!

Friday, September 3, 4-6pm @ ASU Art Museum
Free for all to attend, the event will feature food, beverage and more…
Plenty of Monster Energy Drink for Everyone!!!

September 1, 2010 at 10:01 pm

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